eliminates duplicate copies of debug sections
merges the symbol tables into one
leaves unresolved references unresolved
merges common data (COMDAT) groups
generates an object that can be used as input to a subsequent link step.
A single output file is produced that can be used as input to a subsequent link step. If the linker finds multiple entry points in the input files it generates an error because the output file can have only one entry point.
To link with this model, use the
option. Other linker command-line options supported by this model
If you use partial linking, you cannot refer to the component objects by name in a scatter file. Therefore, you might have to update your scatter file.